Top Selling Products From Each State

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1. Alabama
> Largest export: Cars and passenger vehicles
> 2014 Cars and passenger vehicles value: $6.64 billion
> Pct. change in cars and Passenger vehicles export value (2013-2014): 2.8%
> Cars and passenger vehicles as share of total state exports: 34.0%

Of all of Alabama’s exports, cars are the most valuable. Passenger vehicle and car exports totalled $6.64 billion last year. The state is home to several major automobile manufacturing plants, including those operated by Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, and Honda. Each plant produces over a hundred thousand vehicles each year.

2. Alaska
> Largest export:
Fish
> 2014 fish value: $2.07 billion
> Pct. change in fish export value (2013-2014): 2.9%
> Fish as share of total state exports: 40.1%

Alaska is perhaps best known for its oil industry, yet fish is actually the state’s biggest export — and by a wide margin. Fish accounted for more than 40% of Alaska’s total exports, which include products such as oil and zinc — both among the state’s most valuable exports. No state’s fishing industry came even close to rivaling the industry’s relative importance to Alaska’s economy. The closest was Maine, which exported $33 million in fish, although that figure does not include Lobster.

3. Arizona
> Largest export:
Aircraft and aircraft parts
> 2014 aircraft and aircraft parts value: $2.23 billion
> Pct. change in aircraft and aircraft parts export value (2013-2014): -19.7%
> Aircraft and aircraft parts as share of total state exports: 10.6%

More than 40% of all of Arizona’s exports were shipped to Mexico. By product category, aircraft was the most valuable of all the state’s exports. More than 10% of all export value in Arizona came from aircraft and aircraft parts. Helicopter and engine manufacturer Honeywell Aerospace is headquartered in Arizona and has facilities throughout the state.

4. Arkansas
> Largest export:
Aircraft and aircraft parts
> 2014 aircraft and aircraft parts value: $1.63 billion
> Pct. change in aircraft and aircraft parts export value (2013-2014): -11.7%
> Aircraft and aircraft parts as share of total state exports: 23.7%

According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Arkansas is home to nearly 180 aerospace companies. With numerous companies operating in the industry. Nearly 24% of the state’s total export value comes from aircraft and aircraft parts. The total value of airplanes and airplane parts leaving the state for destinations abroad was $1.63 last year, more than any other industry in Arkansas.

5. California
> Largest export:
Aircraft and aircraft aarts
> 2014 aircraft and aircraft parts value: $10.00 billion
> Pct. change in aircraft and aircraft parts export value (2013-2014): 6.7%
> Aircraft and aircraft parts as share of total state exports: 5.7%

California’s exports of airplanes and aerospace part totalled $10 billion last year, more than any other product leaving the state. Relative to the size of the state’s total exports, California’s aeronautics exports are actually smaller than 12 other states. In Washington and Hawaii, for example, airplane parts accounted for 53.7% and 31.9% of all state exports, respectively. In contrast California’s airplanes and parts exports accounted for just 5.7% of all of the state’s exports.